In the wake, funereal, of the failed soccer stadium initiative, there’s much talk of still building the place, just not “there.” Wherever “there” was gonna be. And with talk/derision about gentrification, parking, parking, gentrification, and parking, there’s been a general post-election “hot take” that we just build the damn thing out in Sprawlworld. You know,… Read More Better Burque Proposes Solution to Soccer Stadium Dilemma
The pandemic isn’t over, but dying on New Mexico roadways is very much “back to normal.” With a vengeance. In fact, the 351 deaths through September (October numbers should be out in about a week) put us on pace to get back to pre-Great Recession highway death figures. Or worse. Same grim records also being… Read More 2021 NM Roadway Deaths Again Near Record High
Back in 2018, a couple of us went to Albuquerque City Council offices passing around one of those bullet-laden “two-pagers” and talked to Councilor Ike Benton and staff about turning William St. SW (South Broadway and San Jose neighborhoods) into a designated “Bike Route.” Those bullets also included the idea of connecting said “bike route”… Read More Results Observed re: Bike Route Idea on/near William St.
Many cycling friends/acquaintances tell me they don’t like to bike through my belovedly adopted “home town,” ABQ’s South Valley. In particular, Isleta Blvd. and its old-school, not nearly “Complete Streets” 3-foot bike lanes get major disapproval. And deservedly so. Might we change that in the not-so-distant future, County Commissioner Quezada and all other representatives of… Read More Go Ride the New Paving on La Vega SW
The City’s unfinished A.R.T. bus stop instrumental in a 2020 death is finally being completed. BB readers may remember our recent piece on the death of Mark Rivera, killed as he attempted to cross Central Avenue in December 2020. In that incidence, Mr. Rivera was crossing through the unfinished Albuquerque Rapid Transit stop west of… Read More City Finally Finishing A.R.T. Stop that Helped Kill a Man
The BB Sunday Bike Ride (expensive branding campaign pending) this morning took in both the delightful blustery weather and an assortment of roadway infrastructure improvements. It’s like the City’s Road Striping Machine showed up just the other day and caught up on a bunch of things. To wit: Two or three blustery Autumns ago, the… Read More 2021’s Autumnal Cornucopia of Roadwork